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     Gillis Jr., Jesse

    He is a singer who began singing doo-wop in the 1950s with Harold Melvin when he had a group called The Charlemagnes. 


    The Charlemagnes became The Blue Notes in 1954 and Jesse is known to have been in the original line-up.  That line-up released singles with several smaller record labels such as their 1956 debut “If You Love Me” and the minor hit “My Hero”.


    The personnel of The Blue Notes changed several times over the next few years and it is not certain when Jesse left the group.  It is known he had gone by the time they moved to the Philadelphia International label in the early 1970s.



    1. http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Harold%20Melvin%20&%20Blue%20Notes.html
    2. http://www.heartfeltshowbiz.com/photos/index.php?image=bluenotes_originals_site.JPG&d=d.html
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Melvin_&_the_Blue_Notes
    4. http://oldies.about.com/od/70spopandsoul/p/haroldmelvinbluenotes.htm














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